A sizeable number of population 25% is believed to be using postal services as their official communication, this is happening where over 60% of the world population has access to internet implying they can utilize other effective and efficient methods of receiving their documents other than hard copy mails and documents. There are some documents that need to be in hard copy to be considered or appear official, some documents such as legal notice, original business contract, and other documents, sending these documents in soft copies such as an email or an instant message questions validity of the documents simply because people have normalized the use of hard copy as a form of confirming the authenticity of such documents. Sending documents using postal service there is two types of mail services that you are likely to face, registered mail or certified mail service, the type of mail service you pick varies in terms of security features, speed of delivery, security, and many other things, therefore, a good understanding of the type of mail service you are selecting is important to guarantee you documents are delivered as you wanted. This article has therefore gathered some of the main differences between the two postal services that you can use to select the right mail service for you.
The advantage of using certified mail is that you will get a notification informing you that your delivery has been made and at what time it was made, this information is vital because it can be used as proof you sent your documents and at a particular date as indicated in the notification. You use registered mail when you need your mail or documents to be delivered fast and securely, registered mail service tracks your document at every location and you can be informed the whereabouts of your package at any time, because of this the charges of this service are higher compared to certified mail and they are normally based on the weight of the package.
When using certified mail service the package you are sending is placed together with regular mails that are going to the same area you are sending your package. When you are using registered mail service your package is sent separately from others mainly because of the sensitivity of the documents that you have indicated when you are sending the package, and the need to improve efficiency and security of the service which registered mail is recognized for. That is a small summary of registered and certified mail, generally certified mail is preferred for general packages that are not sensitive to security.